The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy is pleased to announce the Ninth Annual Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulatory and Administrative Law. Judge Cudahy's distinguished contributions to these fields combined a keen grasp of legal doctrine, deep insight into the institutional forces that determine how doctrine is implemented, and an appreciation of the public impact of doctrinal and institutional choices, including the consequences for fundamental values such as fairness, participation, and transparency. This competition seeks to encourage and reward these qualities in the scholarship of others.
Judge Cudahy passed away on September 22, 2015, at the age of 89 at his home in Winnetka, Illinois, leaving a legacy as one of the nation's finest appellate judges. Before joining the bench, Judge Cudahy was a graduate of West Point and Yale Law School, served as an air force officer, worked as a private attorney, a law professor, the CEO of a large corporation, and was a member of the Wisconsin Public Service Commission. Judge Cudahy was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit by President Carter in 1979, where he secured a national reputation for the depth, rigor and fair-mindedness of his opinions, academic publications and speeches. Among those who worked with and appeared before him, Judge Cudahy was known for his unfailing decency and generosity of spirit. A tribute to Judge Cudahy by his former law clerk, Judge J. Paul Oetken of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, can be found here.
Competition Overview: The Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulatory and Administrative Law is open to a wide array of participants. Practicing lawyers, policymakers, academics, and law students are all welcome to take part. We encourage participants to view this topic broadly and accept submissions on a variety of substantive areas.
The judging committee will include judges, leading academics, and practitioners. A winner will be selected in both the lawyer and student categories to receive a cash prize of $1,500. The winning papers will receive special recognition at the ACS National Convention, on the ACS website, and potentially through other means agreed upon by the authors and ACS.
Deadline: ACS is now accepting submissions for the 2016 competition. Submissions must be emailed by Friday, February 5, 2016, 11:59pm EST. Papers emailed after this date will not be considered. Papers must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org in Word format.
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ACS thanks the Cudahy family and his clerks for their generous support of the Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulatory and Administrative Law.